Mental Disorders In Shakespeare's Hamlet

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Adolescent Mental Disorders
Mental disorders are health conditions that affect the mood, thinking, and behavior of the person who has one. According to, 1 in 5 young people suffer from a mental illness. Shakespeare’s Hamlet, has been classified as a “problem play” because it addresses social and personal issues, one of those issues being mental disorders. In act 1, scene 2, Hamlet says “O, that this too too sullied flesh would melt, thaw and resolve itself into a dew, or that the everlasting had not fix 'd his canon ‘gainst self-slaughter! O God, God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!” (Shakespeare 1.2 133-238), which tells us that he is depressed about his dad, Old Hamlet, dying and he wishes he could just die too. …show more content…

According to, there is no one reason or cause of a mental disorder but it is a mix of environmental, biological, and psychological reasons. An environmental factor can be something like if an adolescent is having problems going on in their family at home, it could be expectations of society, or even something like moving to a new home and going to a new school where they have to adjust to a new lifestyle. A biological factor could be that a mental disorder runs in the family, or something like being born with a brain defect. Examples of psychological factors of mental disorders could be things like a loss in the adolescent 's family, feelings of negligence in their life, or it could be something as simple as feeling like they’re not relating to others around them. These are just a few starting points that might lead to a mental disorder in the future of that

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